FEBRUARY 2 – 25, 2017
SIGN PREPPING PARTY FOR SEATTLE WOMXN'S MARCH
JANUARY 20, 2017 6 - 8 pm or until finished
D.C. isn't the only march getting great images for Saturday! In addition to showing the visual work in the Pioneer Square gallery in February (scroll down for more details), CoCA will be disseminating 900 free posters for Seattle's Womxn's March. Join us on Friday January 20, 2017 6-8 p.m. to help add handles to our double-sided signs so they can be held proudly up above the crowd!
- Thin, long material for handles; roughly 2"W x 24"L wooden slats, paint stir sticks and long cardboard tubes will work great;
- hot glue guns, glue sticks and duct tape
Alternatively, support CoCA to help do even more for this effort at our website. Thanks in advance for your support!
FREE SIGNS FROM CoCA & AMPLIFIER FOUNDATION
The majority of signs will be available at Judkins Park starting at 8:30 a.m., but you can also come by CoCA to pick yours up at the sign prepping party. Stay tuned for other locations and opportunities to pick up the signs!
Seattle is the only location other than D.C. that will have these images prominently available. Be sure to join us for this gathering of creativity, activism and amazing, empowered voices through art!
@ CoCA 114 Third Ave S., Seattle 98104
CoCA is proud to feature artists from across America in “Hear Our Voice,” an exhibition and partnership with The Amplifier Foundation that features visual messaging used to amplify the voices of women and supporters of the monumental grassroots movement and post-inauguration marches. Artworks from two Amplifier campaigns “that capture the shared humanity of our diverse America” will be the visual messaging for marches occurring in DC and Seattle and CoCA will feature over 75 images and video of the activations at their Seattle gallery this February. A panel discussion featuring local and national artists and organizations that utilize art as activism is scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at Noon at CoCA, 114 Third Ave South in Seattle's Pioneer Square.
Over 40,000 posters and nine large-scale banners from two campaigns will be created by Amplifier Foundation and carried by participants in the Women’s March on Washington in DC. Additionally, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art will disseminate 900 of these artworks to march participants in Seattle and produce a public street art campaign from the Amplifier projects.
One of the projects includes artwork by Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal, and Ernesto Yerena titled, We the People, in response to issues of “hate, fear, and open racism” raised in the current political atmosphere. According to Amplifier Foundation, “In the wake of this year’s presidential campaign, un-American things are becoming normalized. This moment calls for new images, to disrupt the rising tide of hate and fear. We the People need to come together under new symbols of hope...our America is one of equal humanity, it does not demean or discriminate….we are resilient.” Text included in the We The People artwork states, “We must be indivisible, we must be greater than fear, we must defend dignity, and we must protect each other.”
This January, Amplifier also worked alongside Women’s March on Washington (WMW) coordinators for the call for art from women and femme expressive individuals inspired by WMW’s mission and values, “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” From 5,000 submissions from across the US, five were selected to be included in post-inauguration marches and over 75 more will be in CoCA’s February exhibition, Hear Our Voice. Selections were juried by Carmen Perez and Paola Mendoza from the WMW, Cleo Barnett from the Amplifier Foundation, independent artist Swoon, and Jess X. Snow and Favianna Rodriguez from Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative; the selection process was committed to ensuring that the artwork reflected women and femme expressive people of all backgrounds and residing in the US, yet did not require artists to be US citizens.
POPUP SCREENPRINTING DEMO | EMPOWER PEOPLE THROUGH ART
CoCA’s opening reception from 6-9pm on February 2 will also feature a pop up screen-printing shop with Eric Carnell from Fogland Studios and New Mystics demoing screen printing. Continuing on these artists’ recent CoCA Lab residency RESISTANCE: Art as Advocacy, artists and printers Eric Carnell and NKO will demo guerrilla screen printing techniques featuring posters for local advocacy group, Shout Your Abortion, and posters from the Amplifier campaigns. Carnell and NKO will showcase how, using simple tools and techniques, it's possible to empower people through visual art. Free posters will be available to the public from Fogland Studios and Amplifier Foundation.
Thursday, February 2, 6-9pm, Opening Reception during Seattle’s 1st Thursday Artwalk
Thursday, February 2, 7-8:30pm, Popup Screenprinting demo with Fogland Studios and NKO
Saturday, Feb. 4 at Noon, Panel Discussion: Art as Advocacy
Exhibition runs February 2-25, 2017
CoCA is located at 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98116.